Will Ferrell to star in esports comedy film

The world of esports will be making it’s Hollywood debut as a comedy.

Long time comedy actor Will Ferrell has been cast to be the protagonist of an upcoming esports comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures, Mosaic, and Gary Sanchez Productions, writes Deadline’s Patrick Hipes.

The story is set to revolve around Will Ferrell, who plays a professional gamer despite his age, and actual professional teams Fnatic and Evil Geniuses are in talks right now to be part of the film, according to the report. The film seems to be very much in the beginning stages of production, as casting and the script are still underway.

Will Ferrell most recently starred in the sequel of Zoolander, Zoolander 2, which was received with mostly negative reviews, scoring a 23 percent fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes.

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